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Today, Human Rights Watch released a 39-page report, “Under Siege,” which is based on five research missions to Sudan's Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states and to refugee camps in South Sudan. The report, and this new video featuring survivors, documents the effects of the Sudanese government’s aerial bombardment and other attacks on communities in the region.
"Invisible Children has been working for nine years to end Africa’s longest-running armed conflict. U.S. military advisers are currently deployed in Central Africa on a 'time-limited' mission to stop [Joseph] Kony and disarm the [Lord's Resistance Army]. Invisible Children has been working towards this for eight years. If Kony isn’t captured this year, the window will be gone."
Can social enterprises help address some of the causes and consequences of conflict?
Read about one such investment in Liberty & Justice—Africa's first Fair Trade-certified clothing supplier that was recently highlighted on the GOOD Business blog. Liberty & Justice is the recipient of Humanity United's first Program-Related Investment, or PRI.
Humanity United congratulates Verité and Manpower Group on the launch of "An Ethical Framework for international Labor Recruitment". This partnership, and the principles themselves, represent an important innovation in industry's ability to proactively respond to forced labor and human trafficking.
Verité is a grantee of Humanity United, and this new report is supported in part by our foundation.
Three Humanity United grantees—Invisible Children, Resolve, and the producers of Call+Response—are currently under consideration by TED judges for two new products aimed at informing everyday activists. Their tools, the LRA Crisis Tracker and Slavery Footprint, are both being considered for TED’s annual Ads Worth Spreading Challenge.
Click on the images after the jump to watch videos and cast your vote!
Google.org joins the call to end modern-day slavery
Today, the movement to end modern-day slavery welcomed one of the world’s largest companies to our cause. The move may just mark the most important philanthropic advancement in this field’s history—but not simply in terms of financial support.
Learn why in this post from Humanity United's President and CEO.
"When you become free...it feels like you're a newborn child."
Watch this inspirational video from the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), a Humanity United grantee based in Los Angeles. CAST, which hosts a leadership development program for human trafficking survivors, is also a founding member of the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST).
Cross-posted from the Council on Foundations blog, read about the early lessons learned by the Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat—the world’s only national government office dedicated to engaging private philanthropy.
A new model for donor-government collaboration in countries in transition, the Government of Liberia and private foundations—including the NoVo Foundation, Humanity United, the Daphne Foundation, and the McCall McBain Foundation—established the Philanthropy Secretariat in 2009.
Guest post by Patrick Vinck, a research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and associate faculty with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Patrick also-cofounded KoBo, a digital data collection project to advance human rights research. Here he explains how the KoBoToolbox is helping researchers collect high-quality data in some of the world's most challenging environments.
As elections-related tensions mounted in the week leading up to the run-off presidential vote on Nov. 8th, so did increased attention from international media—exposing a need to help journalists new to the country’s politics to better understand the situation on the ground.